Weekend Planner: Algonquin Founders' Day, Family Events

There's lots to do around the McHenry County this weekend.


Summer is quickly slipping away so get out and enjoy the season this weekend.

Patch has gathered a few events that your family may want to check out this weekend:


Family Ride

6:30 p.m., Friday, July 27, 2012

Ken Carpenter Park, N. Randall Road and Miller Road, Lake In the Hills


Would you enjoy seeking out various bike trails in the Village? Each ride will be an adventure throughout the town, and perhaps into other communities as well. All rides are chaperoned by an experienced rider. Make sure each rider is at least seven years old and has a helmet, water bottle, and well-tuned bike. This is a free activity, but pre-registration is required. Younger children can sit in bike seats or be pulled in a bike carrier.


Dinner in the Park

5 p.m. Friday, July 27

Depot Park, 70 E Woodstock St., Crystal Lake


Guests are invited to bring their own dinner or purchase their meal from downtown restaurants or from food vendors on-site. The downtown Gazebo will serve as the stage for musicians. This week’s scheduled band is “Together Again.”  NOW WITH A TWIST - "Together Again" will be offering a chance for you to "sing with the band".  They will be bringing songbooks containing nearly 200 tunes from which people can choose in order to come up and sing with the band.


Algonquin Founders’ Days Festival

Through Sunday, July 29

Towne Park, 100 Jefferson St., Algonquin

Admission: $4

There are lots of activities going on throughout the weekend including a bags tournament, live concerts featuring bands like American English, a carnival, a petting zoon and the Taste of Founders’.


7th Annual Gallery in the Garden

10 a.m., Saturday, July 28, 2012 and Sunday, July 29

600 Lawndale Ave, Woodstock


The 7th Annual Gallery In The Garden is a charitable, art exhibition that celebrates the synthesis of art in nature, presented in a private garden. The venue offers the public a unique opportunity to experience local artists and musicians in a natural setting featuring a water garden, a Japanese meditation garden and a variety of native and imported plantings. The Gallery grounds will again expand into the backyard of Royal Victorian Manor. For the third consecutive year, a portion of art sales will be donated to Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of McHenry County.


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